WIT Press


THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHWAY PROJECTS



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V4-N1-61-69

Volume

Volume 4 (2009), Issue 1

Pages

8

Page Range

61 - 69

Author(s)

F. KEHAGIA

Abstract

Today, the implementation of the notion of sustainability in highway construction is an imperative need since economic and social development simultaneously with the environmental protection is worldwide accepted. Well-planned highway projects add to the quality of life. The main question is how to provide innovative and high serviceability roads all by preserving the environment. In this paper, the practical and conceptual aspects of sustainable highway are presented. Additionally, it is pointed out how traditional highway construction process can be improved by incorporating the basic guidelines of sustainable development.

Keywords

construction, design, environment, highway, sustainable development